Juna & Matt | The Loft at Jack’s Barn Wedding

“Over the summer I was on a flag football team and I truly met the person that completes me and the one I want to spend the rest of my life with. Her name is Juna.”

It’s not every day that I get emails like this from soon-to-be-grooms. But then again, it’s not every day that you find a couple as compatible, as genuinely lovely, and as wholeheartedly made for one another as Matt and Juna. Matt said it perfectly—together these two complete each other. Not that either person is lacking by themselves, of course. Juna, with her caring confidence, enthusiasm for those she loves and the warmest smile that makes you feel like you’ve been friends since childhood. Matt, with his sweet disposition, shy grin and ability to take such good care of those around him. Together these two fit like a locket whose pieces, once separated, has been put back together again.

So it should go without saying that I had been looking forward to Juna and Matt’s wedding day since I first met this incredible duo, but man oh man did I had no idea just how much I had to look forward to until the day actually arrived! From Juna’s beautiful blush dress (and killer blue heels!), to the incorporation of Juna’s Albanian wedding traditions throughout the day (we’re talking flaming handkerchiefs, money dances with dollar bills flying everywhere, and wedding dessert that you HAVE to eat because it means good luck for the bride and groom!), to the endless amount of beautiful, made-with-love details that turned their reception venue into a rustic barn wedding of dreams, to say that the day was beautiful from start to finish would hardly cover it. You’ll just have to see the photos to know what I mean!

How could I have anticipated that Matt’s first email would result in a year of getting to know and adore these two? Actually, I could have anticipated it pretty easily because that very first email was so sweet. But nevertheless, Juna and Matt, it seems so trite to tell you how honored I was to be a part of your wedding day, so overdone to let you know that I’ve loved getting to know you both over the past year, but all of these sentiments and more couldn’t possibly be more true! I hope that you two are having the time of your lives in Cabo! Congratulations, you lovebirds, and enjoy a peek back at your day!

Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. Wolfmayer

jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0114 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0120 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0117 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0112 A moment of appreciation for this incredible pair of shoes, yes? I love a wild pair of bridal shoes! jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0113 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0121 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0116 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0115 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0119 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0118 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0124 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0122 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0125 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0126 Juna didn’t have “official” bridesmaids, but asked her closest ladies to be “undercover” bridesmaids for the day—mustache disguised and all! jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0128 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0127 JUNA!! Stunning, lady. jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0129 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0130 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0131 Meanwhile, up just a few floors… jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0141 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0143 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0142 Couldn’t tie the knot without some wedding day cowboy boots! jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0144 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0133 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0132 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0134 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0137 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0136 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0135 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0138 Brother-sister first looks are something sweet… jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0139 And yes, of course this happened! jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0140 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0145 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0146 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0147 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0148 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0149 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0150 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0153 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0154 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0151 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0152 First look time!! jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0155 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0156 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0157 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0158 <3 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0159 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0160 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0161 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0162 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0163 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0164 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0165 jacks_barn_wedding_nj_0166 Hello, lovely abandoned house just across the street from the church!
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Endless thanks to the vendors who helped to create Juna and Matt’s dream day!:

Venue » The Loft at Jack’s Barn, Oxford, NJ
Church » Immaculate Conception Church, Annandale, NJ
Getting Ready Location » The Holiday Inn, Clinton, NJ
Bridal Gown » Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s Attire » Tommy Hilfiger
Makeup Artist » House of Luciano, Kristin
Hair Designer » Do I, I Do, Gina
Florist » Groom’s Mother
Caterer » Frungillo Caterers
Stationery Designer » Bride
Second Shooter » Amy Gray Photography

  • May 5, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    Lauren - I love the first look photos! It looks like this wedding was a fun time for all. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

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